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Which P35 boards or sub $200 boards OC the best

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May 20, 2008 11:31:59 PM

Hey just looking for a little mobo help.

I was going to buy the abit ip35 pro but theyre sold out on newegg and I plan on ordering my full comp there dont really want to split places.

Anyways what other ip35 boards or boards under $200 OC well? Some people have suggested the D3SL/R Gigabyte board to save me money if I didn't want SLI and said it could OC my e8400 to like 3.6ghz. I've seen many people with e8400 oc'd to 4.0+ though.

I was thinking a little bit about the EVGA Nforce 750i but am I just paying the extra money for SLI and what not? I also read a few reviews that had trouble using vista 64 bit with it which I intend on using :/ .

Anyways just curious if I can get a bit more bang by spending 50 or so bucks over the D3SL/R. Should I wait for the abit board to come back in stock or is their other good options?

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May 21, 2008 12:53:50 AM

The best overclocker below $200 would likely be an ASUS P35 board.
www.hardocp.com had some 500MHz+ FSB overclocks with quality RAM and an E6300. ASUS P5K Deluxe hit 505MHz.

The 750i will take you to about 400MHz FSB (450Mhz if you're very lucky).

At $200 you can get a Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS4 but it's out of stock at newegg.

Best (by least effort taken) to overclock :
GA-EX38-DS4 (does 400MHz at stock so you likely won't overclock it at all).
GA-EP35-DS3x (P/R/L)
ASUS P5K (Pro/E/Premium) Premium is a revision of the Deluxe mentioned above
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Just about everything else
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On a side note : there's a thread http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/247026-11-e7200-0mh...
RoadRunner197069 took E7200 to 4.0GHz on a GA-P35-DS3L with good quality RAM but it takes some skill and quite a bit of effort to do that.
May 21, 2008 1:16:24 AM

alright thanks for the help think im going to pick up the asus deluxe. just gotta check to make sure my mem will work with it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gonna look for the qvl now, unless someone already knows here.

blah actually not sure if im gonna pick up reading a lot of people saying 8800gts's end up blocking some sata ports.

looks like I might have to wait for the DS4 or abit ip35 ~_~
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May 21, 2008 1:56:12 AM

Why not just get the GA-EX38-DS4 and be done with it? :) 
Oh yeah. It's out of stock.

You could also wait for P45 in 2-3 weeks.
May 21, 2008 2:22:59 AM

I use Asus P5K SE $90 and e7200/e8400 overclocks to 3.8/4.0 with elcheapo ram no problem.
May 21, 2008 10:20:10 AM

^I thought you got better ram, since you said you were limited by it. :) 
There you go then.
May 21, 2008 2:51:54 PM

Gonna try better ram next go around. I sold the other setup.:) 
May 21, 2008 4:09:56 PM

^ I hope it was for a profit. :) 
I'm thinking of getting a E7300 if/when they come out in July(tax return).
May 21, 2008 4:53:13 PM

Ya me 2. 10x multi. Easy 4.0 at 1:1 with 800 ram. I cant wait. Gonna be my new build chip. Im selling about 1 system a week right now. Got 3 this week so hopefully thats a sign of whats to come. I would like to sell a minimum of 7 a week. I hope to sell 30 a week one day. Wish me luck.
May 21, 2008 5:39:30 PM

That's great. 30 might be difficult but yeah, GOOD LUCK!!!
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